2020 Challenge Winners

Gold Medal Winners of the 2020 Web Design and Development Competition Announced

WebProfessianls.org, a professional organization for aspiring and practicing Web professionals and those that teach, is pleased to announce the Gold medal winners of the 2020 “Virtual” Web Design and Development Contest in collaboration with SkillsUSA.

This year’s innovative and totally online event invited and challenged hundreds of high school and college students from around the U.S. to work in teams of two to a number of challenges that would support the organizations effort to promote industry best practices and Web standards.

Challengers documented their progress as they demonstrated their skills in Web Programming (HTML, XHTML and CSS), Web graphics, Web site design, Web accessibility and usability, Web site management, project management, Web multimedia and equally important, professionalism. A panel of experts from the Web professional community based their winning selection on the following criteria developed by Webprofessionals.org:

• Design and Layout: Navigation
• Programming: Compatibility
• Programming Code Structure & Design
• Scaffolding of Process – Diagram/Flowchart
• Video production and presentation
• Professionalism

Winners at the Secondary/High School:
Gold:

Team 1 from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.

• Kevin Downing, Whitinsville, MA
• Daniel Cardone, Blackstone, MA

Winners at the College/Postsecondarye
Gold:

Team 2 from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.

• Matthew Connors, Massachusetts
• Joey Higuera, Massachusetts

“On behalf of the WebProfessionals.org organization, the Technical Committee and challenge judges, I want to say thanks to all the teams for putting forward all the great efforts. So much in the world has changed since last year in Louisville. But one thing has not changed, and it is the quality of our Web Design challenge participants. In chatting with the judges, each team excelled in different areas, and they enjoyed seeing all the creativity in all the submissions. If these winners stay on this trajectory, keep practicing, growing their career portfolios, and adding international industry-recognized certifications to their resumes, I have no doubt they will get snatched up by industry when they start looking for that first career move. I am proud to say this is my seventh year as part of the WebProfessionals.org Web Design challenge support team, and even though I didn’t get to see everybody in Louisville, I had a terrific time.” Lead Judge – Steve Waddell Founder CTeLearning.com

The Web Design Contest provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. For additional information visit www.webdesigncontest.org

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. For additional information visit www.skillsusa.org